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post #1 of 6 Old Dec 18th, 2009, 5:24 pm Thread Starter
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I need some input on the companies that make good black leather classic motorcycle jackets.
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post #2 of 6 Old Dec 18th, 2009, 7:03 pm
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Check out British Motorcycle Gears Montana jacket. Fully armored although it doesn't look like it. Thick but very supple leather. They advertise the color as black but actually it's more like a very dark dirty motor oil color. Comes with a removable vest liner. If you Google it you'll find several glowing reviews. The jacket wasn't cheap but I consider it one of the best purchases of gear I've ever made.

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I need some input on the companies that make good black leather classic motorcycle jackets.
Best leather jacket I've ever owned is by Fox Creek

http://www.foxcreekleather.com/mens.phtml

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As I am a self proclaimed jacket whore-check out Dainese-tons of top quality leathers-$$$$. Vanson-again top quality-track thick leathers-$$$$, and last but least known-Johnson Leather-up here in SF. They are a small store-but make really nice-excellent quality mc leathers-also custom made-$$$$.

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There will be a wait and very expensive, but one of the premier makers of leather jackets is Langlitz. Here's their web site: www.langlitz.com

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Wife and I have Fox Creek jackets and are very happy with them. She also has a Vanson which is great as well. Lastly, I have a spare from Schott which is also top quality. These jackets will all out live us for sure. You can't go wrong with any of these as well as some of the other brands that have been mentioned by other posters. Ultimately, it comes down to your personal taste and which one makes the style and fit you like the best.

BTW, a friend of mine who is a retired LAPD Motor Unit Sargent is selling a like new jacket which he has hardly worm that still has his Sargent stripes on it. It's like new other than the left wrist sleeve zipper needs replacing. Has the badge holder and gun belt straps.
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